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Was leak testing outside of the system and a drop of distilled hit and pooled on the PCIE pins on the graphics card. I wiped it off but how long should I wait before putting it in the system? Thanks
post #2 of 19
The drop hit the back of the card? And pooled up on the PCB?

If so, and you've already wiped it off, you should be good to go, no real wait time needed.
If it's actually inside of the connector, where you can see the little metal pins, I might take a blow dryer to it and make sure it's completely dried out before putting it to use. If you're still not sure, just let it sit overnight.
post #3 of 19
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No sorry I meant the gold pins where the card and mobo make contact.
post #4 of 19
Oh OK, so you mean like these?

If you wiped the water off good, and it's dry, you should be fine.
post #5 of 19
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Cool thanks!
post #6 of 19
You can always spray a few drops of Iso-x into the connection aswell, then with a blow dryer on a low setting very gently evaporate the liquid inside.

This will give you more assurance of getting all the liquid out.
post #7 of 19
I would blow some compressed air to get it all out of any crevices any water droplets may have accumulated.
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If I were you I would probably run on the safe side and wait over night.
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No need to wait over night. I had a leak all over my board and coolant got into the pcie lanes and all over my pins on the gfx card. Stuck the card on a radiator for a bit and dried the lanes with a hair dryer lol the amount of coolant that was blown out th elanes was alot smile.gif

I was up and running within 30mins biggrin.gif
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No need to wait over night. I had a leak all over my board and coolant got into the pcie lanes and all over my pins on the gfx card. Stuck the card on a radiator for a bit and dried the lanes with a hair dryer lol the amount of coolant that was blown out th elanes was alot smile.gif

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biggrin.gif I always try to use the most caution when playing with water and electronics.
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